Proco Machinery Inc. has launched two new automatic deflashers/trimmers for blow molding, that handle high-impact bottle applications.
The Mississauga, Ontario-based Proco is promoting the PADM3-1S and Pneutrium-Plus automatic deflashers are designed for heavy-wall containers made of polycarbonate, E-PET for extrusion blow molding and other tough resins for extrusion blow molding and injection blow molding.
“This technical upgrade helps our customers meet the stringent deflashing requirements of high-impact materials,” said Siva Krish, Proco Machinery's vice president of sales. “These new deflashing options are already being used by a couple of our customers in very demanding applications.”
The Pneutrium Plus deflasher is designed to remove flash on containers as large as 10 gallons. It can be configured to deflash multiple containers simultaneously. Guide rods give accurate alignment of the punch tool during deflashing. The punch mechanism is mounted on vertical guides so the whole mechanism can be adjusted vertically. An embedded scale gives accurate placement.
The punch is driven by an air cylinder, which can deliver up to 700 pounds of force to remove large flashes easily.
The new high-impact deflashers can be integrated with the takeout system or operate as a standalone system. They can run at line speeds of 3.5 seconds per cycle, the fastest in Proco's history.
Tel. 905-602-6066; www.procomachinery.com.